Allow detaching of small-size Hello window




3 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: gerv, Unassigned)


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It's possible to full-screen the Hello window, but not (as far as I can see) to detach it at its current size into a new window. This would have a number of advantages - e.g. being able to use my OS's "Keep Window On Top" function, or moving it to another monitor before maximising it, without having to move the entire browser window (which may contain other tabs I still want to see), or just having it as the standard size but not in the bottom right corner of my screen.

When you click the arrow (between minimise and the 'x'), it does detach it into a separate window - we've no explicit option to go "full screen". Is your OS automatically full-screening, or are you doing something else?

You can potentially full-screen videos when you right-click on them, but I'm not sure that works properly for Hello, and we've got a separate bug on removing those menu options
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Ah, I've figured out what it was. Pressing F11 full-screens the Hello window... but this setting seems to persist forever. So I must have full-screened it once some time ago, and now every time I click the upward-right arrow, it automatically fullscreens.

Can we make F11 not persist through browser restarts, do you think? I'm fairly sure this is Firefox and not my OS.

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Hmm, I think this is either the OS, or Firefox's integration with the OS. Which one are you on?

On Mac, I've tried opening a conversation window, and then using Mac's full-screen option, I've also tried using Firefox's full-screen option, when I then hit leave, and then re-join the room, in both cases they go back to the window with the non-full-screen option.
It may be that the OS remembers which windows are full-screen, and the Hello window always gets created with the same Window ID, or something... I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Ok, I'm moving this across to the Firefox product, as I think its more of a Firefox integration thing.
Component: Client → Shell Integration
Product: Hello (Loop) → Firefox
Support for Hello/Loop has been discontinued.

Hence closing the old bugs. Thank you for your support.
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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